Installing ATI FireGL V7200 Drivers with Windows Server 2008 R2

Posted: November 23, 2009 in Computers and Internet
Currently, there are no drivers for the ATI FireGL V7200 for Windows Server 2008 R2 (or 2008). The OS installs, but uses generic VGA drivers with no dual monitor support. There are Windows 7 drivers for newer FireGL cards, but I tried the technique below to use them and just got reboots.  Using the Vista drivers and an INF file modification I was able to get full support for dual monitors with the ATI FireGL V7200 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64).
 
Download the Vista drivers. Go through the driver file extraction process. Modify the driver INF file as follows:
Ex.: C:\AMD\FirePro_8.583_Vista64_77160\Packages\Drivers\Display\LH6A_INF\CH_77160.inf
 
Copy these two lines under the [ATI.Mfg.NTadm64.6.0] section:
 
"ATI FireGL V7200" = ati2mtag_R520GL, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_7104
"ATI FireGL V7200 Secondary" = ati2mtag_R520GL, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_7124
to the [ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.1] section.
 
You will now have this section as follows:
[ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.1]
"ATI FireGL V7200" = ati2mtag_R520GL, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_7104
"ATI FireGL V7200 Secondary" = ati2mtag_R520GL, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_7124
 
Now continue the installation (or rerun setup.exe from the extracted files location).  You may have to force the selection of the driver, you can use Update driver under Device Manager and specifically point to the edited INF file.
 
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Comments
  1. rilian says:

    Tried your steps. Windows 2008 R2 still told me that the generic driver was best and I could not override. I used both the installer and device manager’s update driver feature w/ no luck.

    • joegasper says:

      Rilian, I don’t have that system anymore to have better look for you. If Windows still doesn’t think the AMD drivers are usable, then I think its not seeing the edited INF file (or edit) properly. Also, try running the setup.exe as Vista. Sorry, not sure I can help you further.

      • chris says:

        I can confirm that this works if you run the setup.exe as Vista Service Pack 2 (just Vista blue screened me). Thanks for the useful tip!

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